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About the 6/15 Green Blog

Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to the 6/15 Green community garden blog. This is a place where our community can share stories, poems, photos, memories, recipies, and all other experiences of the garden. For information on 6/15 Green, please see the official website. To share information on the garden or communicate with members, please use the member Google Group.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


This Saturday, July 14th, 6/15 Green is joining community gardens throughout the city to celebrate GreenThumb's 40th Anniversary. The garden will be hosting free events from 11:00-3:00 (rain or shine), and all are welcome to join in the fun!

Festivities Schedule:

All Day, 11:00-3:00:
Garden Tours - Drop off compost, play in our children's area, or just enjoy the colorful and unique plants in the garden.
Open Air Art Exhibit - Meet the Artist: Bob Hagan. Bob will install his work, "Universe", as a part of the South Slope Artist Group and Open Space Gallery Project. He will be around to engage visitors in active discussions about his work, which he describes as addressing "many BIG memes; creation, consciousness, original sin and evil, cooperation and collusion, and where it all goes." 

11:00: Children’s Concert, featuring The Sparrow Sisters, Brooke
Dramer, and others to be announced.

1:00: Guided Meditation, led by Elena Tate, LMT, Faculty at Pacific
College of Oriental Medicine.

1:00: Art Installation with Miguel Ayuso, in collaboration with La Bodega Studios and the Open Space Gallery Project. Miguel's works have been displayed all over the world, from the Mexican Museum of Design to the Institute of European Design in Spain to the Brooklyn Children's Museum. And if you've ever been in the secretly wonderful backyard of Baba's Deli, you've seen the mural he painted for them.

1:30: Printmaking Demo with Sandrine Gigon

Educational programs with question & answer sessions will be presented
between 2:00 and 3:00, featuring:
2:00: Plastics - Updates & Alternatives - Makrand Bhoot, 6/15 Green member and Architect. Mak will bring us up-to-date on efforts to appropriately deal with plastics in Brooklyn, New York City and New York State. He’ll discuss phasing out plastic carry bags at businesses like The Park Slope Food Coop, and finding biodegradable alternatives to plastic use in general. This discussion ties in with efforts to achieve Global Goals in Climate Adaptability. 
2:00: Not Just Honeybees...Lifestyles of Urban Bees - 6/15 Green garden-member and urban beekeeper Jessica Katz will host a discussion and Q&A that delves into the widely-varied lifestyles of some of our local bees. Did you know that there are over 200 species of bees that make NYC their home? Jess will discuss where and how some of these lovely pollinators live and simple steps we can take to create bee-friendly habitats in our yards and gardens. Jess has been keeping honeybees and “condos” for native bees in Brooklyn for almost a decade.

We look forward to seeing all our neighbors and friends at the event on Saturday! To check out some of the happenings at our sister BANG gardens, click here.

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